Easy Practices for a Healthier Holiday

Need a few simple, easy practices for a healthier holiday? Here are some of my tried and true nutrition and herb go-to’s to help get me (and my patients) through a nutritionally challenging time of year. By Lindsay Kluge, Clinical Herbalist and Licensed Nutritionist CCF Tea - also known as Cumin Coriander Fennel tea, this simple little herbal blend is…

Natural Treat Alternative to Halloween Candy

RNM's Nutritionist, Lindsey Kluge M.Sc, LDN, CNS weighs in on healthier Halloween candy options If you’re one of those parents that’s just appalled by the amount of sugary sweetness happening this week, you may be on the hunt for some natural treat alternatives to traditional Halloween candy that’s not packed full of sugar and questionable ingredients. Here are 5 Natural Treat…

Ferments and Probiotics for Digestive Health

RNM's Lindsay Kluge M.Sc., CNS, LDN, offers her tips on incorporating extra probiotics into our every day diets! As a follow up article to my first post on probiotics and digestive health, let’s now focus on the tried and true traditional ferments that we can get into our daily diets. In the first post, we covered the roles that probiotics play in…

5 Herbal Teas For An Afternoon Pick Me Up

RNM's Nutritionist, Lindsay Kluge shares her favorite energizing, uplifting herbal teas It’s certainly not uncommon to hit a bit of an afternoon slump after lunchtime when we still have a few more hours that we need to be mentally alert. This is one of the most common complaints I hear from folks all the time. Around 2:00-3:00pm they have a…

What Is “Healthy” Exactly?

RNM's Nutritionist, Lindsay Kluge explains what "healthy" is and how nutrition is only one part of overall health. What is healthy exactly? When you think of your entire lifestyle, is being “healthy” just one part of your life, like your blood pressure, your stress level, your digestion, your relationships or your diet? I’m sure you can find resources out there for the…

Learn how stress affects digestion and digestion affects stress

by Lindsay Kluge, M. Sc., LDN, CNS. No area in the body functions autonomously. Every single organ system plays off of each other, having an intricate relationship with the central nervous system, the enteric nervous system, the mind, the food you eat, and also the environmental factors you are exposed to daily. When digestive symptoms arise, sometimes it can easily…

A Nutritionist’s Take On Supplements

By Lindsay Kluge, M. Sc., LDN, CNS For about 5 years, I worked in the supplement industry of small health food stores learning the in’s and out’s of hundreds of different formulas and manufactures. At first, this was a job to tide me through graduate school while I was learning the intricate in’s and out’s of nutrition and clinical practice.…

6 Ways To Incorporate Medicinal Herbs Into Your Daily Routine

Learn more about medicinal herbs from RNM's Lindsay Kluge, M. Sc., LDN, CNS Herbs are incredibly versatile, both in their medicinal offerings and also in how we can use them in our lives. Often when we think of “medicinal herbs”, we might think of capsules, or pills or supplements, but traditionally our plant allies and herbal medicines were just part of…

Nutrition Tip: Eat 5 Colors a Day

By Lindsay Kluge, M. Sc., LDN, CNS Spring is an amazing time to shift our dietary intake from rooty, warming, cooked foods to slightly more colorful, lightly cooked / raw foods. There’s an abundance of new foods coming available, all with amazingly bright colors and nutrients. I know that juices and smoothies are really popular this time of year, and…

Four Circadian Rhythm Triggers : How lifestyle factors play a huge role in good sleep

By Lindsay Kluge M.Sc CNS, LDN Human beings are a very distinct species on the planet, being that they are the only species to voluntarily disrupt their own circadian rhythms to deliberately misalign themselves with their own biological clocks on a consistent basis. Approximately 5.7% of the U.S population (in 2005) was involved in some form of shift work that…